Thursday, 17 April 2008

God and the beautiful game

Today saw the launch of Lausanne' theologian Denis Muller's new book called le Football ses dieux et ses démons.
You can read the introduction online by clicking on the link - and anything that cites Walter Benjamin in the first paragraph can't be too bad, however French books still nearly always have their contents page at the back so you can't really get an idea of what argument will be developed from the intro!
Anyway attempts at linking theology and football maybe will lead to a greater understanding of football as a religion. One passing question is whether televised sport is the new opium of the people?
Oh well while you ponder on that, "allez les bleus!"